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Salmon With Sriracha and Lime

Salmon With Sriracha and Lime 4.000

Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post

Dinner in Minutes Aug 27, 2019

This is light tasting, quick and pantry friendly, with a nice balance of sweet and heat.

Choosing a center-cut fillet will help ensure even cooking. If you start with a frozen skin-on fillet, it’s easiest to remove the skin before the fish has completely defrosted. Slip a sharp knife between flesh and skin, sliding it gradually against the flesh as you pull back the skin.

Serve with a cucumber salad.

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Tested size: 4 servings

  • One (1 1/4-pound) piece skinned salmon fillet, preferably wild-caught and center-cut (may substitute four 6-ounce center-cut skinned salmon fillets; see headnote)
  • 1 large lime
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce (may substitute maple syrup)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or coarse sea salt
  • 4 to 6 stems curly parsley, rinsed (may substitute cilantro, a small handful of chives or 4 scallions, all finely chopped)


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a quarter-baking sheet with parchment paper, then place the fish on it, skinned side down.

Zest the lime into a large liquid measuring cup, then cut the fruit in half and squeeze in its juice. Add the hoisin, Sriracha and salt, stirring to form a blended sauce.

Pour the sauce evenly over the salmon. Roast (middle rack) for 8 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish, until the center barely flakes or separates easily with the tines of a fork, or to your desired degree of doneness.

Meanwhile, finely chop enough of the parsley leaves to yield 3 tablespoons.

Transfer the salmon to a platter, then pour any pan juices over it. Using two forks, gently pull apart the flesh – make a slight, inviting mess – for easy serving. Scatter the chopped greens on top.

Serve warm, or at room temperature.

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Adapted from a 2013 recipe by Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 220

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 9g 14%

Saturated Fat: 2g 10%

Cholesterol: 80mg 27%

Sodium: 470mg 20%

Total Carbohydrates: 5g 2%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 3g

Protein: 28g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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